IUCN/SSC Action Plans for the Conservation of Biological Diversity

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Gorilles de Grauer et chimpanzés de l'’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (Paysage de Kahuzi-Biega, Maiko, Tayna et Itombwe) : plan d'’action pour la conservation 2012-2022

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2012
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Grauer's gorillas and chimpanzees in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Kahuzi-Biega, Maiko, Tayna and Itombwe landscape) : conservation action plan 2012–-2022

In 2011, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) convened conservation partners to develop a conservation action plan for great apes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with financial support from the Arcus Foundation.

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2012
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Bonobo (Pan paniscus) : stratégie de conservation 2012–-2022

Le but de la nouvelle stratégie est d’assurer la protection à long terme des bonobos partout dans leur aire de répartition par la mise en oeuvre d’actions permettant de réduire, et si possible d’éliminer les menaces directes et les facteurs sous-jacents causant le déclin des populations.

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2012
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Bonobo (Pan paniscus) : conservation strategy 2012-2022

The new strategy aims to ensure the long-term protection of bonobos across their range through the implementation of conservation actions designed to reduce, and if possible eliminate, the direct threats and contributing factors that are causing bonobo populations to decline.

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2012
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Chimpanzé de Schweinfurth (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) : état de conservation de l'espèce et plan d'action 2010-2020

Le chimpanzé de Schweinfurth est classé “En danger” et est l’objet d’une attention particulière au niveau global pour sa conservation.

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2011
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Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) : status survey and conservation action plan 2010-2020

The eastern chimpanzee is classified as “endangered” and of global conservation concern. This publication offers a 10-year plan which, if fully implemented, will go a long way to ensuring the maintenance of viable populations of the eastern chimpanzee across much of its existing range.

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2010
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Grouse : status survey and conservation action plan 2006-2010

The grouse comprise a group of high profile species that are among the most well-known species in the countries where they occur; they are often considered the embodiment of the landscapes in which they live. Today, many of these species are under threat.

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2007
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Antelopes : global survey and regional action plans. Part 3 : West and Central Africa

Part 3 of the Antelopes, Global Survey and Regional Action Plans completes the coverage of the Ethiopian Fauna Region. What distinguishes this portion of the earth from others is the wealth of the megafauna, of which antelopes constitute a dominant component.

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1990
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Antelopes : global survey and regional action plans. Part 2 : Southern and South-central Africa

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1989
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Sharks, rays and chimaeras : the status of the chondrichthyan fishes

Many shark populations are in serious decline worldwide with little shark fisheries management in place.

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2005
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European bison : status survey and conservation action plan

This review of the European bison’s (Bison bonasus) status clearly indicates that, through proper management and conservation, its present numbers and distribution have improved significantly since its extinction in the wild at the beginning of the 20th century.

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2004
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Canids : foxes, wolves, jackals and dogs : status survey and conservation action plan

The new Canid Action Plan synthesizes the current knowledge on the biology, ecology and status of all wild canid species, and outlines the conservation actions and projects needed to secure their long-term survival.

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2004
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Chimpanzés d'Afrique de l'Ouest : état de conservation de l'espèce et plan d'action

Les chimpanzés vivent à l’état sauvage uniquement en Afrique tropicale où leur population a diminué de plus de 66% au cours des trente dernières années.

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2004
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West African chimpanzees : status survey and conservation action plan

Wild chimpanzees are only found in tropical Africa, where their populations have declined by more than 66% in the last 30 years. This action plan focuses on one of the four chimpanzee subspecies, the western chimpanzee, which is one of the two subspecies most threatened with extinction.

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2003
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Cycads : status survey and conservation action plan

Cycads were a dominant part of the earth’s flora during the age of the dinosaurs and many species were common even in more recent times.

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2003
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Dolphins, whales and porpoises : 2002-2010 conservation action plan for the world's cetaceans

Consistent evaluation and new recommendations for action are required of protective measures to address threats that were unrecognised or non-existent until recently. Global warming, noise pollution and reduced availability of prey are now of great concern.

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2003
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Equids : zebras, asses and horses : status survey and conservation action plan

Once one of the most abundant grazing animals, now only seven species remain. Equids persist in some of the harshest climates and terrains in the world, habitats which are also home to many human populations.

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2002
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Antelopes : global survey and regional action plans, part 4 : North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

The fourth part in a series of action plan, this publication covers less than one-quarter of the world's antelope species that are found in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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2001
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Microchiropteran bats : global status survey and conservation action plan

Bats make up a quarter of all mammals, and almost half of the species can be considered threatened or near threatened at a global level. This publication offers the results of the first comprehensive review to identify the conservation priorities for the 834 species of Microchiroptera.

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2001
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Partridges, quails, francolins, snowcocks, guineafowl, and turkeys : status survey and conservation action plan 2000-2004

These species, a group of about 150 ground-dwelling gamebird, are found on every continent apart from Antarctica. They live in a wide variety of habitats from tropical forests, high-altitude alpine zones, temperate forests, open country, to desert environment.

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2000
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Megapodes : status survey and conservation action plan 2000-2004

In the five years since publication of the 1995-99 action plan, the Megapode Specialist Group has been active in promoting, initiating and executing conservation and research projects on thermometer birds. But the conservation outlook for many species remains bleak.

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2000
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Pheasants : status survey and conservation action plan 2000-2004

As large ground-dwelling birds, pheasants are widely hunted for food, plumage and the live bird trade - consequently many species are threatened. They are largely dependent on forested habitats, making them highly vulnerable to deforestation and habitat degradation.

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2000
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Mosses, liverworts, and hornworts : status survey and conservation action plan for bryophytes

Bryophytes are of great importance in their ecosystems and for human well-being.

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2000
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West Indian iguanas : status survey and conservation action plan

The West Indian Iguanas form a unique group of species inhabiting tropical dry forests throughout the Bahanas and the Greater and Lesser Antilles.

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2000
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Grouse : status survey and conservation action plan 2000-2004

Grouse have long attracted and fascinated people. Their display behaviour, and their traditional communal mating grounds or "leks", have inspired poetry and folklore as well as scientific theories on sexual selection and mating systems.

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2000
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Parrots : status survey and conservation action plan 2000-2004

One threat to parrot arises from their attractiveness as "talking" companions to humans, leading to a high demand for trade that involves hundreds of thousands of birds annually on a global basis, and gives parrots a high monetary value.

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2000
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Curassows, guans and chachalacas : status survey and conservation action plan for Cracids 2000-2004

The family Cracidae is made up of 50 species of guans, curassows and chachalacas - large gregarious game birds, many of which have striking colours. They are important as seed dispersers, biological indicators of the environment, a major protein source for indigenous people, and for ecotourism.

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2000
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African rhino : status survey and conservation action plan

The black and the white rhinoceros have become flagship species for international conservation. They are significant not only for the continuation of a major evolutionary heritage, but also as symbols for the protection of African savannahs.

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1999
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Conifers : status survey and conservation action plan

Conifers are one of the world's most important resources of timber. If managed wisely and used sustainably, these resources will provide wood for a multitude of purposes, virtually indefinitely.

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1999
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Bears : status survey and conservation action plan

The eight species of bear live in more than 65 countries or autonomous regions in four continents, in a variety of habitats from tropical rainforests to arctic ice. Numerous human cultures around the world symbolically or physically try to incorporate the power of bears into their people.

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1999
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Deer : status survey and conservation action plan

Deer are a unique group of mammals recognised for their grace and beauty. Some are also prime examples of flagship species, whose continued survival sustains the complex interplay of flora and fauna. Today many species are under threat of extinction.

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1998
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North American rodents : status survey and conservation action plan

The first comprehensive treatment of North American rodents of conservation concern.

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1998
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Hyaenas : status survey and conservation action plan

Despite their low species density, hyaenas are both unique and vital components of most African and some Asian ecosystems.

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1998
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Crocodiles : status survey and conservation action plan

This reflects the ongoing activities of the Crocodile Specialist Group, providing the first application of the new 1994 IUCN Red List Categories to crocodilian status assessment.

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1998
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Grebes : status survey and conservation action plan

Grebes are specisalised waterbirds which inhabit marshlands and reed-fringed lakes. Their dependence on wetlands is total and as a result they are particularly vulnerable to changes in ecosystems and their deterioration.

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1997
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Tapirs : status survey and conservation action plan [with Spanish and Portuguese chapters]

Descended from a long and ancient lineage, tapirs are important tropical forest seed dispersers. However, today, all species of tapirs are threatened to various degrees by habitat destruction and hunting.

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1997
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The African wild dog : status survey and conservation action plan

Over the last 30 years the African wild dog population has declined dramatically. Dogs have disappeared from 25 of the 39 countries in which they were previously found, and only 6 populations are believed to number more than 100 animals.

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1997
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Dragonflies : status survey and conservation action plan

Dragonflies, those beautiful and colourful creatures which can often be seen hovering above water, pre-date dinosaurs. Today, some 5,000 species have been described and many more await discovery and description.

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1997
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Cactus and succulent plants : status survey and conservation action plan

Found in a variety of forms and sometimes with very attractive flowers, cacti and other succulents have elicited widespread interest and tremendous popularity worldwide.

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1997
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The Ethiopian wolf : status survey and conservation action plan

The Ethiopian wolf is one of many species endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia but with only about 400 adults remaining, it is also the most endangered canid in the world.

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1997
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Wild sheep and goats and their relatives : status survey and conservation action plan for Caprinae

Wild caprinae, including sheep and goats, are an extremely valuable group of mammals. While most live in mountains, some inhabit desert grasslands, tropical forests or even arctic tundra.

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1997
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Asian rhinos : status survey and conservation action plan

There are currently three species of Asian rhino: the Indian or greater one-horned Asian rhino, the Javan or lesser one-horned Asian rhino and the Sumatran or Asian two-horned rhino. Today, all three are threatened with extinction and two, the Sumatran rhino and Javan rhino, critically so.

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1997
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Conservation de la flore des îles méditerranéennes : 1. Stratégie d'action

With almost 5000 island and islets, the Mediterranean comprises one of the largest groups of islands in the world. With its wealth of species, high degree of endemism, long history and tolerance of all kinds of disruptions, it is of extremely high value to global biodiversity.

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1996
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Palms : their conservation and sustained utilization. Status survey and conservation action plan

Increasing demands on the world's natural resources pose a serious threat to palm biodiversity.

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1996
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Orchids : status survey and conservation action plan

This action plan chronicles the threats faced by wild orchids, but more importantly to critical habitats that host extraordinarily high orchid diversity and endemicity.

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1996
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Plan de acción y evaluación de la condición actual de los Pecaríes

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1996
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The cranes : status survey and conservation action plan

The cranes are among the most ancient and distinctive families of birds on earth, yet they are among the world's most threatened groups of birds.

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1996
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African primates : status survey and conservation action plan

Effective habitat conservation is essential if wild populations of primates are to survive.

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1996
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Eurasian insectivores and tree shrews : status survey and conservation action plan

This Action Plan highlights the biological importance of these species, reviews current knowledge, and identifies those at risk and the causes, critical areas for conservation, and specific conservation projects.

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1995
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Pheasants : status survey and conservation action plan 1995-1999

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1995

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